auto rotate

On the second day of Christmas…

Traditionally boxing day was the day for lying on the sofa recovering from the excess of Christmas day, so often things were looked at from a strange view some 90-degrees off the normal. Today’s tip is about the auto rotation setting.

EOS cameras have long had the ability to work out which way is up. They also can put this information in the additional data they put in the picture files.

Your camera will happily display your portrait pictures with big black bars down the sides if you hold the camera in the landscape orientation.

But what if you’d like your portraits to fill the screen – and not have to exert all the extra effort of turning the camera round.

auto rotate settings

I suggest you set the camera Auto rotate to the centre option as highlighted above. This way the camera tracks the orientation of the camera when the picture is taken, and puts the information in the file so the software on your computer puts the picture in the correct orientation. But on the camera LCD the picture is not rotated so portrait pictures fill the full LCD screen.

auto rotate

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This is one of a series of twelve posts, inspired by the popular Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas. I’m giving all my blog readers a free tip for each of the twelve days.

About the twelve days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas start with Christmas Day and ends with the eve of Epiphany on January 5 th. The Twelve Days of Christmas dates back to English origins in the sixteenth century although the music is reputed to be French. The first publication date for The Twelve Days of Christmas (The 12 Days of Christmas) was 1780.

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